Wednesday, 2 July 2014

GI Joe Resurgence! Day 2 - Stinkbug & Splashdown


Thanks to GITrekker for today's filecards

StinkBug– Single Card 7.99$ MSRP







From the desk of Bucky:
StinkBug was one of the first 5, and was originally going to be a viper, the stink viper.  I'm not sure why, but I decided at some point to make him a unique cobra trooper.  I tried my best to mod the vest and helmet piece to get away from the hazard viper look, and GITrekker's filecard really helped give him personality to make him stand out a bit.  He was a fun figure to build. 


Splashdown – Single Card 7.99$ MSRP







From the desk of Oreobuilder:
The GI Joe tapestry has always had strong sci-fi threads. The team got its first astronaut in 1987 with Payload and got a few more members along the way. Still, since the ‘90s, there have been few, if any, astronauts added to the team.  The initial intention of this figure, back when this line was still ‘’Project 96’’, was to add a realistic Astronaut to the Star Brigade sub-team. He started his life as a Data-Viper repaint with Iron Man gear, but when I saw Mr Freeze on store pegs, I picked one up right away and changed him into Splashdown.


4 comments:

  1. Very creative use of parts and excellent character names.

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  2. Thanks, when we started, Bucky sent me a long list of names that he had been compiling for years specifically to do something like this. Some of the names are his. Others, like Splashdown, I came up with myself.

    OB

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  3. I love this entire project to the point of obsession…

    Is Splashdown mostly a modded Mr. Freeze? Are there other parts in there?

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  4. Hey Erik! Glad you enjoyed our little project. The sequel is coming up later this Summer.

    For Splashdown, he is pretty much just Freeze with new hands and a Sci-Fi head.

    OB

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